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Health News

Health News

The following news items will provide you with updates on programs, new clinical developments and other items of interest from IGO Medical Group.

Please visit this page frequently to keep abreast of news-worthy activities at IGO.

September 1, 2018

IGO has the Seasonal Flu Vaccine available for our patients.

The CDC recommends vaccination for all people 6 months of age and older. Vaccination is especially important for people who are at a higher risk for severe influenza and for close contacts of children younger than 6 months.

The Flu Vaccine will be available in our office starting September 1, 2018 for any IGO patient. Other family members or contacts are asked to visit their primary care physician or a local clinic for immunization.

Please call 858-455-7520 to schedule an appointment for vaccination.

September 15, 2017

Patients are encouraged to sign up for the IGO online patient portal at MyChart will give you access to:

  1. View your tests results
  2. Send non-urgent messages to your physician’s medical assistant
  3. Request prescription refills

January 1, 2017

Covered California

The only Covered California plans accepted at IGO are:

Blue Shield PPO
Healthnet PPO
Blue Cross Pathways / EPO Exchange Plans (no HMO)

Please email our patient account representative if to confirm that you can be seen at IGO under your Covered California plan.

December 1, 2016

The California Department of Health is recommending that all contacts of young children be immunized due to the continuing increased risk of Pertussis exposure.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that pregnant patients, who are to be vaccinated, receive the immunization during their second or third trimester of pregnancy or after delivery before discharge from the hospital even if they are breastfeeding.

IGO has preservative-free vaccine available for our patients who have not yet received the vaccine. Family members who are not patients are encouraged to visit their primary care physician or a local clinic for immunization.

Please call 858-455-7520 to schedule an appointment for vaccination.

August 25, 2015

Body Composition Scan

You eat right, you work out, and you push yourself to achieve those sports or fitness goals. But how do you really know you are successful? Only by looking at your body composition you can learn how your lean and fat tissues are distributed so you can put yourself on the road to success.

Get the whole picture. Advanced Body Composition Assessment is a precise low dose x-ray exam to measure fat and lean mass tissues which can help your doctor assess what level of exercise, diet or lifestyle intervention is recommended.

Call our office at 858-455-7520 and ask to schedule your Body Composition Scan.

April 1, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Existing federal law requires a written report of the results of each mammogram and requires a summary of that report to be sent to the patient. As of April 1, 2013 the California Health and Safety Code has been amended adding a requirement that the written summary also include a prescribed notice on breast density. If a patient is found to have dense breast tissue the following notice must now be included in the summary report:

“Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast tissue can make it harder to evaluate the results of your mammogram and may also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

This information about the results of your mammogram is given to you to raise your awareness and to inform your conversations with your doctor. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. A report of your results was sent to your physician."

IGO Medical Group and the radiologists with whom we are associated have complied with this regulation and our reports include this information where appropriate. The link below will provide a printable information sheet taken from a brochure prepared by the American College of Radiology.

Download Breast Density Information Sheet

Any patient who receives a summary letter describing their breast tissue as dense is encourages to review this information sheet. Any questions or concerns remaining should be brought to your doctor’s attention.